1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Well, Judaswiege was born a year and a half away. We are only two members, Reverend Dis is the man behind vocals and lyrics and Obszen, who wrote and play all the music.
We both have our respective bands, Reverend Dis in Dis Gob and Obszen in Bizarre, so Judaswiege was created as a side project to cover all our music influences that have no place in the other bands. Over time we expect the band to grow inside the underground metal scene.
2.So far you have released one ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Our sound is a little mess mixing different metal styles as Speed, Thrash, Heavy, Black or Death Metal with a raw sound. But mostly we can be labeled as a Black/Thrash band, if you want to put some label of course! We play extreme music and we know what signs of identity we have and want.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore on the ep?
The main theme on the lyrics is the Spanish Inquisition and the atrocities they committed along the middle age. The Ep is some kind of history which explains how the Inquisition accuse an innocent man to be an heretic for not living by their rules, and then how that man confess under torture and finally is executed.
The inquisition today is the society itself. They judge without knowing anything about us.
4.I know that the bands name means 'The Cradle of Judas' in German, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?
Well, the cradle of Judas was a torture instrument of the Inquisition, so it fits perfectly with our Ep. Talking about our music, I think that fits very well. The Inquisition or violence and atrocities in general are a very common themes in metal bands, especially in Black Metal bands. Any negative facet of the human being fits with our music.
5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?
I’m not thinking about it, the actual situation is ok for me, but is true that we talked about counting with a session musician behind the drums when we’ll record the next album. And for now, there are no plans to play live. With our other bands we play live and at the moment we don't have much time. Even so, we would never say no to anything that makes the band grow positively.
6.So far the ep has been released through both 'Base Records' and 'Godz Of War Productions', are you happy with the support both of these labels have given yo so far?
Of course we are! Both labels believed in us at the first listening. Indeed, Greg from Godz Ov War offered us to release Ashes of the Heretic on tape format after he listened only one song. They made a great job and we thank them their support very much. That two labels believe in you is always a good sign and encourages us to continue working the same.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black, death, thrash and speed metal?
Very good, I’ve never heard or read any bad feedback or review, and that’s great, it motivate us to work harder for our next record. It's great that webzines from different countries in different languages have kindly listened to our EP.
8.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Bizarre and Dis Gob are our main bands and they have all the priority. Nowadays we are writing and rehearsing the new songs for the upcoming Bizarre album, which we hope will be released late this year. DIS GOB has finished its second full-length. It will be available soon.
9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future/
We are writing and recording new songs and a full length is our next step. Indeed we have a bunch of riffs written and recorded as a demo, but as I said, the other bands have all the priority, so I’m not thinking about recording new stuff until the new Bizarre album is out. But of course, new riffs and ideas are coming always to my mind. The machine never stop. When we get into Judaswiege mode there is nothing else in that moment.
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Obszen: I think that the first Sodom or Kreator and Black Metal bands as Darkthrone and the masters Mötorhead are our biggest influences.
Nowadays I’m listening the same than 15 years before hahahaha. That means, extreme metal, garage rock, Crust, Punk and some cool Blues bands.
Reverend Dis: Over the years I have a less open mind. I only listen Black Metal, dedicating less time to the rest of styles as the years go by. Finally I'm wearing a tailored suit, hahaha.
11.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?
Obszen: I’m not a Satanist, that’s for sure, and I’m not interested in occultism in the strictest sense, but I love the work from writers as H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker or Edgar Allan Poe and some B series terror movies. You can see some anti-Christian symbols in our Ep, well, it’s not about Satanism but anti-Catholicism. I think that the Catholic church is the biggest sect in the world. They twisted and perverted all the faith and dogmas that they are supposed to defend. They spread the word by fear, ironically they are corrupted by creed, egoism, etc.
Reverend Dis: I think most of the population is Satanist but they do not know it. Your only god is you but you may not know it yet. Occultism and Satanism help each person to show the best of theirself. Satanism is necessary.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Obszen: I’ll repeat the same I say in every interview. Support music buying music, merchandise, going to shows and the most important, support your local scene, not only the biggest bands. Thank you very much for this interview and Stay metal!!!
Reverend Dis: The extreme metal scene will live as long as the underground exists. without roots there is no music and without music there is no life. Thanks for the interview. Ser you in hell!!!